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Manage an ESE

Check out these resources that can help you manage the day-to-day work of running a successful ESE.

Welcome to the dynamic world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise (ESE), where each day presents intricate challenges and exciting opportunities. This phase of the journey requires a skillful approach to navigate through the complexities of day-to-day operations, scaling resources, and preserving the heart of your social mission.

Effective management is the linchpin that holds it all together. It means aligning your workforce, refining your processes, and optimizing your systems to meet the ever-evolving demands of running an ESE, all while ensuring that your organization’s unique social impact goals remain at the forefront of your operations.

As you steer your ESE towards success, adapting your strategies for leadership, communication, and stakeholder engagement is vital. These are the tools that will assist your ESE’s social impact while facilitating sustainable growth. It’s about leading with purpose, communicating your mission effectively, and engaging with stakeholders who share your commitment to making a difference.

Managing an ESE is a balancing act—a dance between the world of business and the realm of social impact. It’s a journey that demands resilience, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to your mission. But it’s also a journey that’s incredibly rewarding, as you witness the positive change your ESE brings to individuals and communities.

So, welcome to the world of managing an Employment Social Enterprise, where every challenge is an opportunity, and where your leadership will shape the future of your organization and the lives it touches. Together, we can continue to build a world where social good and sustainable growth go hand in hand. Get ready to lead, inspire, and make a lasting impact.

Resources For Your Journey

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10 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Effective Employee Retention Strategies

This deep dive summarizes some key research and strategies on employee retention originally shared by Richard Hendra from MDRC.
13 minutes | Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Growing a Social Enterprise: The Vision Stage

This resource provides key operational, social, and financial criteria a social enterprise should consider when deciding how to grow. Social enterprise executive teams who are evaluating the potential of a growth strategy should review this resource and develop their own set of venture criteria.
8 minutes | Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Core Drivers of Success: Growth Capital

Growth Capital is enterprise-level funding or investment that builds the capacity for business expansion and strategic planning. Growth Capital provides social enterprises with the space for deep reflection before tackling the next step in their plan to scale.
Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

The Imperative to Grow

Today’s social entrepreneurs grow their ventures in the name of both financial viability and social impact.
Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

Key Elements of a Growth Plan

Intro A growth plan is a social enterprise’s articulated vision and rationale for how it will grow its business in the marketplace and scale its ability to achieve its mission. In order to develop a clearly articulated, compelling, and comprehensive growth plan, you will need to address at least the following considerations: Below, we explore […]
13 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Successful Executive Transitions

This second article addresses steps five to seven, which happen after the top executive has decided to leave. 
13 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Successful Successions Begin with the End in Mind

Succession planning begins with the end in mind.  The leader’s leaving is not the end; in fact, it is also a new beginning – for the departing leader, for their successor, and most importantly, for the organization and all its people.
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